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Tragedy Quotes

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The tragedy of life doesn't lie in not reaching your goal.
The tragedy lies in having no goal to reach.
- Benjamin E. Mays

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The ultimate tragedy is not the oppression
and cruelty by the bad people
but the silence over that by the good people.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

You have a choice about the perspective you take on life.
See tragedy, and the world is tragic -
see beauty, and the world is beautiful.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Life is not a tragedy, it is a comedy.
To be alive means to have a sense of humor.
- Osho

 

Life is a dream for the wise, a game for the fool,
a comedy for the rich, a tragedy for the poor.
- Sholom Aleichem

We, therefore, here in Britain stand shoulder to shoulder
with our American friends in this hour of tragedy,
and we, like them, will not rest until this evil is driven from our world.
- Tony Blair

The courage of life is often a less dramatic spectacle
than the courage of a final moment;
but it is no less a magnificent mixture of triumph and tragedy.
- John F. Kennedy

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The great tragedy of science - the slaying of a beautiful
hypothesis by an ugly fact.
- Thomas Huxley

It was a Greek tragedy.
Nixon was fulfilling his own nature.
Once it started it could not end otherwise.
- Henry A. Kissinger

The effort to understand the universe is one
of the very few things that lifts human life
a little above the level of farce,
and gives it some of the grace of tragedy.
- Steven Weinberg

Humor is merely tragedy standing on its head with its pants torn.
- Irvin S. Cobb

The basic fact about human existence is not that it is a tragedy,
but that it is a bore.
It is not so much a war as an endless standing in line.
- H. L. Mencken

Few tragedies can be more extensive than the stunting of life,
few injustices deeper than the denial of an opportunity
to strive or even to hope,
by a limit imposed from without, but falsely identified as lying within.
- Stephen Jay Gould

Never believe that a few caring people can't change the world.
For, indeed, that's all who ever have.
- Margaret Mead

You must not lose faith in humanity.
Humanity is an ocean; if a few drops of the ocean are dirty,
the ocean does not become dirty.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Men in general judge more from
appearances than from reality. All
men have eyes, but few have
the gift of penetration.
- Niccolo Machiavelli

Can anything be so elegant as to have few wants,
and to serve them one's self?
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

One who is too insistent on his own views,
finds few to agree with him.
- Lao Tzu

There are very few human beings who receive the truth,
complete and staggering, by instant illumination.
Most of them acquire it fragment by fragment,
on a small scale, by successive developments,
cellularly, like a laborious mosaic.
- Anais Nin

Wealth consists not in having great possessions,
but in having few wants.
- Epictetus

Manifest plainness, embrace simplicity,
reduce selfishness, have few desires.
- Lao Tzu

Anyone who proposes to do good
must not expect people to roll stones out of his way,
but must accept his lot calmly,
even if they roll a few stones upon it.
- Albert Schweitzer

Few is the number of those
who think with their own mind
and feel with their own heart.
- Albert Einstein

Few people are capable of expressing with equanimity
opinions which differ from
the prejudices of their social environment.
Most people are even incapable of forming such opinions.
- Albert Einstein

I have found out that though the ways in which
I can make myself useful are few,
yet the work open to me is endless.
- Helen Keller

Few are those who see with their own eyes
and feel with their own hearts.
- Albert Einstein

We are all "neighbors."
Our world has gotten too small for us to be anything else.
We can no longer have "us" and "them" - friends and enemies.
A person from Iraq, or Russia, or Columbia is
no more a stranger or enemy than a person from across town.
A few people everywhere are troublemakers.
Every religion provokes a few people to become extremists.
Do we need police around the globe? Unfortunately, we always will.
Do we need war? Does that question even deserve an answer?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Few people know how to take a walk.
The qualifications are endurance,
plain clothes, old shoes, an eye for nature,
good humor, vast curiosity, good speech,
good silence and nothing too much.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

A benevolent man should allow a few faults in himself,
to keep his friends in countenance.
- Benjamin Franklin

Families are like fudge... mostly sweet with a few nuts.
- Anonymous

Few things are harder to put up with
than the annoyance of a good example.
- Mark Twain

A few minutes ago every tree was excited,
bowing to the roaring storm,
waving, swirling, tossing their branches
in glorious enthusiasm like worship.
But though to the outer ear these trees
are now silent, their songs never cease.
- John Muir

True love is like ghosts,
which everyone talks about and few have seen.
- Francois de La Rochefoucauld

The happiest moments my heart knows are those in which
it is pouring forth its affections to a few esteemed characters.
- Thomas Jefferson

We know but a few men, a great many coats and breeches.
- Henry David Thoreau

Books and friends should be few but good.
- Anonymous

Everyone has a "best friend" during each stage of life,
but only a precious few have the same one.
- Anonymous

Life repeats itself mindlessly -
unless you become mindful, it will go on repeating like a wheel.
That's why Buddhists call it the wheel of life and death,
the wheel of time.
It moves like a wheel: birth is followed by death,
death is followed by birth;
love is followed by hate, hate is followed by love;
success is followed by failure,
failure is followed by success. Just see!
If you can watch just for a few days,
you will see a pattern emerging, a wheel pattern.
One day, a fine morning, you are feeling so good and so happy,
and another day you are so dull,
so dead that you start thinking of committing suicide.
And just the other day you were so full of life,
so blissful that you were feeling thankful to God,
that you were in a mood of deep gratefulness,
and today there is great complaint
and you don't see the point why one should go on living...
And it goes on and on, but you don't see the pattern.
Once you see the pattern, you can get out of it.
- Osho

One is taught by experience to put a premium
on those few people who can appreciate you for what you are.
- Gail Godwin

Only a few things are really important.
- Marie Dressler

Even in the Christian religion,
much of its real meaning is hidden by words
that are misleading and symbols that but few understand.
- Ernest Holmes

Few are the giants of the soul that actually feel
that the human race is their family circle.
- Freya Stark

Few things are more satisfying than seeing your children
have teenagers of their own.
- Doug Larson

Every few seconds it changes - up an eighth,
down an eighth -it's like playing a slot machine.
I lose $20 million, I gain $20 million.
- Ted Turner

Few of the many wise apothegms which have been uttered
have prevented a single foolish action.
- Thomas B. Macaulay

Sometimes before we make a record I go back and listen to a few.
It's equally humbling and uplifting.
- Michael Stipe

Be courteous to all, but intimate with few,
and let those few be well tried before you give them your confidence.
- George Washington

These are a few of my favorite things.
- Oscar Hammerstein II

Before I met my husband, I'd never fallen in love.
I'd stepped in it a few times.
- Rita Rudner

What the country needs are a few labor-making inventions.
- Arnold H. Glasow

One merit of poetry few persons will deny:
it says more and in fewer words than prose.
- Voltaire

I do have a political agenda.
It's to have as few regulations as possible.
- Dan Quayle

History is a gallery of pictures in which there are
few originals and many copies.
- Alexis de Tocqueville

Few delights can equal the presence of one whom we trust utterly.
- George MacDonald

The beauty one can find in art is one of the pitifully
few real and lasting products of human endeavor.
- Paul Getty

Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few.
- Winston Churchill

What I was proud of was that I used very few parts
to build a computer that could actually speak words
on a screen and type words on a keyboard and run a
programming language that could play games.
And I did all this myself.
- Steve Wozniak

In a few decades, the relationship between the environment,
resources and conflict may seem almost as obvious as
the connection we see today between human rights,
democracy and peace.
- Wangari Maathai

The pursuit of peace and progress cannot end in a few
years in either victory or defeat.
The pursuit of peace and progress, with its trials and its errors,
its successes and its setbacks, can never be relaxed and never abandoned.
- Dag Hammarskjold

You can't expect to hit the jackpot if you don't put
a few nickels in the machine.
- Flip Wilson

To make a prairie it takes a clover and one bee,
One clover, and a bee, And revery.
The revery alone will do, If bees are few.
- Emily Dickinson

I get along with guys; most of my friends are guys.
It's easier to trust men sometimes.
I only have a few close girlfriends that I trust.
- Paris Hilton

The artist's world is limitless.
It can be found anywhere, far from where he lives or a few feet away.
It is always on his doorstep.
- Paul Strand

Few people even scratch the surface,
much less exhaust the contemplation of their own experience.
- Randolph Bourne

Shoot a few scenes out of focus.
I want to win the foreign film award.
- Billy Wilder

It is curious to observe what different
ideals of happiness people cherish,
and in what singular places they look
for this well-spring of their life.
Many look for it in the hoarding of riches,
some in the pride of power,
and others in the achievements of art and literature;
a few seek it in the exploration of their own minds,
or in search for knowledge.
- Helen Keller

Very few people possess true artistic ability.
It is therefore both unseemly and unproductive to irritate
the situation by making an effort.
If you have a burning, restless urge to write or paint,
simply eat something sweet and the feeling will pass.
- Fran Lebowitz

It has been my experience that folks who have no vices have very few virtues.
- Abraham Lincoln

America is becoming so educated that ignorance will be a novelty.
I will belong to the select few.
- Will Rogers

Analyzing humor is like dissecting a frog.
Few people are interested and the frog dies of it.
- E. B. White

The oppressed are allowed once every few years to decide
which particular representatives of the oppressing
class are to represent and repress them.
- Karl Marx


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